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Expressive and Tonal Drawing

$880.00

ON CAMPUS: 29 April – 24 June 2023, Saturdays 10am-2pm. Early Fee ends 20 March 2023

Luke Thurgate

Discover the expressive, representational and atmospheric possibilities of tonal drawing. Starting with observational exercises using still life set ups, you will learn to perceive and convey light and dark tones in your drawings. Luke Thurgate teaches you how to organise tonal values and introduces materials and techniques to express what you see.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Term: Term Two 2023
Start Date: 29 April 2023
End Date: 24 June 2023
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10am-2pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Luke Thurgate
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $980.00
Early Fee: $880.00
Concession Fee: $930.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Discover the expressive, representational and atmospheric possibilities of tonal drawing. Starting with observational exercises using still life set ups, you will learn to perceive and convey light and dark tones in your drawings. Luke Thurgate teaches you how to organise tonal values and introduces materials and techniques to express what you see. Through demonstrations and group discussions, you will be encouraged to explore the various ways artists have used lights and darks to add drama and tension to their work. Building on this, Luke guides you to realize the emotive and poetic aspects of your subject as you develop an individual approach to mark-making and composition. He discusses the power of visual language and its capacity to communicate novel, affecting and human ideas.

Lecturer Profile

Luke Thurgate is an artist living and working on Gadigal Land (Sydney). He teaches drawing and painting at the National Art School, where he graduated in 2021 with a Master of Fine Art. Luke has an extensive exhibition history including recent exhibitions at Backwoods Gallery, Burra Regional Art Gallery, National Art School and Adelaide Central Gallery. He was a finalist in the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize, the 2020 Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Prize and the 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award.

Art Materials

Basic materials
Good quantity of high-quality watercolour paper, approx. A4 size or A3 size preferable – Arches 300gsm loose sheets divided up yourself is the ideal paper
Watercolour pan palette(s)
2 clean jars or containers
Soft pencil, eraser, ruler, masking tape
Sketchbook or paper for drawing up composition plans
Box of tissues.

Watercolour paints
Buy quality paints such as Winsor & Newton, Art Spectrum, Daniel Smith, Schmincke or Old Holland. Below is a basic palette idea (with a cool and warm of each primary colour):
Raw sienna
Lemon yellow
Windsor red (or cadmium)
Alizarin crimson
Prussian blue
Ultramarine blue.

Brushes
Soft-haired watercolour brushes, for example number 8, 10, 12 e.g. Roymac revolution taklon round 10 or 8 / Artworks squirrel 2 or
1 soft-haired watercolour brush 1inch wash brush (flat) – for laying down washes e.g. Francheville Ox Hair 5/8 Wash brush or Neef 3/4 camel hair wash/mop brush.
Note: These brands are example brushes however you can also bring any other watercolour brushes you have.

Optional extra materials (not for the first class)
Masking fluid
Inks and ink pen
Watercolour sponge
Loose sheets of thick cartridge paper for ink drawings
Larger brushes

Optional: small hair dryer

Parkers Fine Art Supplies

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, it is compulsory to wear masks indoors when on campus and all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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